Woman's ga'u kerima



A woman's ga'u called a 'kerima' (mkhal ri ma), a name deriving from the shape of the box. (mKhal means 'kidney'). It would be worn at the neck. It is oval in shape and decorated with raised filigree work in a floral design. There are several leaf and oval shaped settings, four retain their turquoise stone settings. A circular clasp at the top would have held a necklace or strap. The bottom clasp is in the shape of a dorje. The back is intact and is kept in place with a criss-crossed piece of thread. The contents appear to be in place.